New language policy for Uppsala University
The overall objectives of Uppsala University's language policy are linguistic awareness, parallel language use, multilingualism and plain language. Swedish and English are the main languages.
In many fields, English is the dominant academic language. It is therefore important for the University's researchers to be able to write high-quality English texts and to have a sufficiently advanced command of spoken English. However, in addition to this, they must be able to write academic texts in Swedish, and in this case too, high quality must of course be maintained. Similar requirements apply to spoken Swedish.
Uppsala University must be able to communicate with target groups in Swedish society in cultivated, nuanced and comprehensible Swedish, this being the main language in Sweden. However, since Swedish society is characterised by linguistic diversity, this does not preclude the use of other languages that are appropriate for the communicative purpose.
Plain language mean that the University's communications, whether internal or external, are conducted using cultivated, simple and comprehensible language.
A language policy for Uppsala University (pdf in Swedish and English p. 13-22 will be published shortly)